Soldier kills two over love affair

A soldier shot dead a young girl and her mother and injured her father in Katugastota this morning over a love affair, the police media unit said.

The police said that the soldier was believed to have committed the crime after the girl had turned down his proposal.

The soldier had shot the 21 year old girl he had fallen in love with and then the mother and father. The girl and her mother died on admission to hospital.

According to the police, the soldier had used his T-56 weapon for the crime. He had also attempted to kill the brother of the girl.

The police said that the brother had however managed to escape and attacked the soldier using a pole and stone.

The soldier sustained injuries and was admitted to the Kandy hospital. (Colombo Gazette)